Myst 20 Years Later


Love this old Gap ad (note the terrific socks and sandals look) featuring the creators behind Myst which was one of the most influential games and digital experiences of my childhood. In this retrospective piece in Grantland on this seminal game I think this is the truest statement:

Without Myst there’s no Grand Theft Auto V orAssassin’s Creed — but I’d also argue that there’s no late-night bottomless Wikipedia rabbit hole. Maybe Myst didn’t change how we approached computer games, but rather how we approached computer lives.

One of my fondest memories was playing this game on a Macintosh Quadra and trying to unlock the puzzles with my dad on quiet weekends.


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